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Senate Bill 75, signed into law by Governor Ehrlich, provides for public charter schools in Maryland.  The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County adopted a public charter schools policy in October 2003 and revised in May of 2010.

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AACPS Board Regulation (Appendix B)
Public school staff, parents or guardians of public school students, nonsectarian, nonprofit entities, or nonsectarian institutions of higher education in the State can apply to establish a public charter school.  

The following are documents pertaining to starting a public charter school in Anne Arundel County. These documents are also available from the Alternative Education (410-222-5193).

Appointments are being accepted to meet with charter school applicants interested in starting a public charter school in Anne Arundel County. If you are interested in setting up an appointment or have general questions about our schools of choice program, please call Pat Crain, Senior Charter School Manager at 410-224-8572 or email